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The famous “snow-eating” thaw of 1996 was underway on this date. Heavy snowfall from December into early January brought snow depths of 18 to 30 inches throughout the region. But a series of storms passing to the west brought moist, warm south winds, nearly erasing all of the snow. Marlow, NH went from 26 inches down to 3, Island Pond, VT dropped from 3 feet to 8 inches, and most extreme, Grafton, NH went from 48 inches to patches of bare ground!